Ratcliffe Culey Churchyard

    Selected Wild Place / Other Wild Places / Public Rights of Way / VC55 boundary

    Getting There

    The church is at the end of Church Lane, a short road leading off Main Street.

    Status

    Churchyard

    Wild places

    Total species seen at this site: 13

    Description

    The churchyard of All Saints Church has both mown areas and less managed grassland where numerous wildflowers are allowed to mature. The hedges are also of good size and structure with several shrub species present and a few mature trees. The church itself was built in the early 14th century and has changed little in external appearance since that time.

    Wildlife Highlights

    There are a number of ‘meadow’ species in the grassland sward, such as Lady’s Bedstraw Galium verum, Meadow Buttercup Ranunculus acris and Common Sorrel Rumex acetosa. Orange Hawkweed (or Fox and Cubs) also grows amongst the gravestones.

     

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    Common Name Latin Name Date Recorded Recorded By
    Lady's BedstrawGalium verum26/06/2019David Nicholls
    Fox-and-cubsPilosella aurantiaca26/06/2019David Nicholls
    Germander SpeedwellVeronica chamaedrys26/06/2019David Nicholls
    Red CloverTrifolium pratense26/06/2019David Nicholls
    White CloverTrifolium repens26/06/2019David Nicholls
    Creeping CinquefoilPotentilla reptans26/06/2019David Nicholls
    Ground-ivyGlechoma hederacea26/06/2019David Nicholls
    Common SorrelRumex acetosa26/06/2019David Nicholls
    House SparrowPasser domesticus26/06/2019David Nicholls
    Perennial Rye-grassLolium perenne26/06/2019David Nicholls
    Yorkshire-fogHolcus lanatus26/06/2019David Nicholls
    TimothyPhleum pratense26/06/2019David Nicholls
    Meadow ButtercupRanunculus acris26/06/2019David Nicholls

    Group Common name Latin name Last seen
    BirdsHouse SparrowPasser domesticus26/06/2019
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesYorkshire-fogHolcus lanatus26/06/2019
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesPerennial Rye-grassLolium perenne26/06/2019
    Grasses, Rushes & SedgesTimothyPhleum pratense26/06/2019
    WildflowersLady's BedstrawGalium verum26/06/2019
    WildflowersGround-ivyGlechoma hederacea26/06/2019
    WildflowersFox-and-cubsPilosella aurantiaca26/06/2019
    WildflowersCreeping CinquefoilPotentilla reptans26/06/2019
    WildflowersMeadow ButtercupRanunculus acris26/06/2019
    WildflowersCommon SorrelRumex acetosa26/06/2019
    WildflowersRed CloverTrifolium pratense26/06/2019
    WildflowersWhite CloverTrifolium repens26/06/2019
    WildflowersGermander SpeedwellVeronica chamaedrys26/06/2019